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Old 28-04-2013, 10:11
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I can't wait for this to come out, looks like great casting:

http://youtu.be/ZyU213nhrh0
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Old 28-04-2013, 11:02
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It's frightening how much Obama loves the celebrity part of being president. Just shut up and get on with your job!
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Old 28-04-2013, 11:12
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I almost took that seriously until Daniel Day Lewis showed up
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Old 28-04-2013, 11:42
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It's frightening how much Obama loves the celebrity part of being president. Just shut up and get on with your job!
It's part of the Correspondent's Dinner, a tradition in which the president will take a comedic look back at the last year. It helps to engage the public, which is actually an important part of being POTUS. And how boring would it have been with a personality less sap like Mitt Romney?
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Old 28-04-2013, 12:46
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It's frightening how much Obama loves the celebrity part of being president. Just shut up and get on with your job!
Aw. Do you know any POTUS during this century who didn't embrace that side of their job? John F. Kennedy sure did. You know, his times with the Rat Pack and his toesy games with some glamorous Hollywood stars like Marilyn Monroe and Ann Margaret. Reagan embraced that side as well as he had John Wayne, James Stewart, Charlton Heston, etc. on his side, socially or not. Nixon (remember Elvis?), the Bushes, Carter, Clinton, etc. had their own Hollywood gangs, publicity machines and fame games, too. They always had smiles and time ready for cameras, TV interviews, etc.

Seems you didn't pay attention until now. I find that frightening. Where on earth have you been all these years?
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Old 28-04-2013, 13:36
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Pretty funny.
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Old 28-04-2013, 15:26
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LOL!

was that in a tv show or what ?

(surprised they didn't ask Robert Downey jr. to do the role tho )
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Old 28-04-2013, 18:59
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LOL!

was that in a tv show or what ?

(surprised they didn't ask Robert Downey jr. to do the role tho )
It was part of the annual Correspondent's Dinner, an event in which the POTUS gives a funny speech to the media, who invite celebrity guests, and a comedian (this year was Conan) makes some jokes
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Old 28-04-2013, 21:07
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It's part of the Correspondent's Dinner, a tradition in which the president will take a comedic look back at the last year. It helps to engage the public, which is actually an important part of being POTUS. And how boring would it have been with a personality less sap like Mitt Romney?
It still doesn't take away from my original point. If he's not appearing in some 'skit' or other, he's singing or telling a joke or trying to be a "normal person". I find most of it very cringeworthy. He should just stick to being president and sorting out his country's current mess.
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Old 28-04-2013, 21:20
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It still doesn't take away from my original point. If he's not appearing in some 'skit' or other, he's singing or telling a joke or trying to be a "normal person". I find most of it very cringeworthy. He should just stick to being president and sorting out his country's current mess.
It's a tradition. Him not doing the correspondent's dinner would be rude and disrespectful, it's a way of giving back to journalists.

Is making public appearances and trying to make Washington seem less aloof not part of the President's job? The President is more of a symbolic role, of course he makes decisions, but most of the work is done by other people (that he selects). His job is to be a figurehead and retain overall control, not micromanage every single aspect of the country...
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